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Steve Vinoski, Corba & Distributed System Guru

 Steve  Vinoski

Steve Vinoski is a member of technical staff at Verivue, a startup in Westford, MA, USA. He was previously chief architect and Fellow at IONA Technologies for a decade, and prior to that held various software and hardware engineering positions at Hewlett-Packard, Apollo Computer, and Texas Instruments.

Over the past 15 years, Steve has authored or co-authored over 80 highly-regarded publications on distributed computing and enterprise integration for magazines such as IEEE Internet Computing, C/C++ Users Journal, Communications of the ACM, and C++ Report, and co-authored the book "Advanced CORBA Programming with C++" with Michi Henning, published in 1999.

Since early 2002 he has written a regular column entitled "Toward Integration" for IEEE Internet Computing, and serves as a member of its editorial board. Steve first wrote about REST in his July/August 2002 "Toward Integration" column. He's a hands-on developer and spends most of his time developing production software.

Presentation: "Building RESTful Web Services with Erlang and Yaws"

Time: Thursday 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Stanford


Concurrency and reliability are important characteristics for RESTful web services, and those characteristics are precisely what the Erlang programming language is all about.

This talk covers how to use Erlang to implement reliable, highly-concurrent HTTP-based services using the Yaws web server, with a focus on explaining the benefits and drawbacks learned by using Erlang and Yaws for real-world production systems.